Our addictions attempt to serve important emotional purposes. One of these is footing. Often our addictions develop to create an emotional footing when we. . .
One way of describing the underlying motivations that drive addiction is as an attempt at mind control. There is a level at which addictions attempt to create and maintain. . .
Changing established emotional patterns requires diligence, consistency, and follow-through. There is no single path to finding recovery, and we may need. . .
Our addictions serve important purposes. They are not undisciplined frivolous indulgences nor are they simply the result of automatic reactions to neurological demands and. . .
There are so many ways in which the use (and misuse) of our mind influences our experience of life. At their core, our addictions are used as short-cuts toward. . .
Recovery is an imperfect process. There is often an expectation that recovery should be linear and move in a consistently positive direction, but it does not. Even if. . .
The process of addiction recovery is one deep inner change. Often, we initially facilitate this inner process with changes made to the external structure of our lives. . .
These are bold words. And more directly related to the process of addiction recovery, they could not be. Whenever we find ourselves trapped within a rigid emotional pattern. . .
Recovering from our addictions is an imperfect process. If it were easy to transcend our addictions, then we would simply do so. There would be little need for. . .
Recovery means changing the very nature of the way we process discomfort. It means taking a closer look at both what has led to an underlying difficult experience of. . .